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, before i talk about the law and its benefits, let me tell you about a visit i made to the emergency room on a friday night recently with one of my boys after he broke his left arm. excellent.s so much of our emergency trauma and specialized care is. what was remarkable to me is not the care that my son got as grateful as i am, but rather the crying of two babies i heard in their emergency room being treated for asthma. dramatic asthma attacks. i cannot know for sure whether those babies were insured or not. if they did have coverage and the access to primary care that comes with such coverage, chances are it would have been far less likely to be getting emergency care for something like asthma on a friday night in the emergency room. parents broke full as -- my heart broke for those parents. they seek care for their suffering child in the emergency room. we are talking about asthma, something increasingly and sadly common, but also fundamentally treatable. dell with and the emergency room, which "the new york times" in great caret reminded us is the single most expe
the health care law. it's not enough to say they turned in their work sloppy. no, the screaming you hear now is liar, liar pants on fire. it's an escalation of the old refrain the president's not who he says he is. nobody knew him in school, went the donald trump rant. he's not from here. now comes the charge the president's health care law is not on the level. that the president didn't just fail to get it right the first time, he's a liar. and on benghazi, he's something else they say. howard fineman and sam stein are both with "the huffington post" and both msnbc contributors. ted cruz's trail buddy has taken it to new heights. during a hangout yesterday, the texas senator used the issues of benghazi and the affordable care act to accuse the president of something truly sinister. let's listen. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. to me that's one of the most aggravating thing about what's happening in washington these days. particularly about this administration. which is a lack of accountability. and the willingness to mislead people or provide them just d
for obama care so blame them for your troubles. as jonathan allen writes, if they aren't aware of the law's upside or can't remember it amid the problems with the rollout, democrats will be holding on to a anchor rather than a buoy which leads us back to the presidential pr pitch and peter alexander outside the white house. you just heard the president's speech. do you think the bully pulpit has lost its power at this point? >> reporter: a lot of people who paid attention to the last couple of months for this white house feel they've heard events not too dissimilar to this multiple times. this is the reboot, 3.0. the white house feels strongly this is the time it's going to work. the president made it pretty clear, krystal, you can make fun of me or kind of give me a hard time or website a hard time but you can't give this law a hard time. what was noticeable was the standing ovation when he said this law, affordable care act is not going to be repeal as long as i'm president and that got everybody on their feet, people who benefit from the law at this time. one of the real focuses is the
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.m. eastern surrounded by americans who have been helped by the health care law. just announced this morning, this thursday, msnbc "hardball" host chris matthews will have a sitdown with president obama joined by students from american universities. the so-called young invincibles that the white house needs to reach. each and every day between now and december the 23rd, the administration and congressional democrats will hold an event touting a different positive aspect of the health care law, just like those advent calendars so many of us are using this time of year. seems familiar, right? the ones where every day of the month you pop open another door and reveal something special inside? three years after he signed the affordable care act into law, two months after the botched rollout of the health care website, the administration hopes a three-week campaign will remind all americans why they're doing this in the first place. >> how hard of a slog is it going to be for the white house to try to turn this around? >> i think it's going to be difficult. ultimately they have to prove successfu
on the federal government to protect our children. >> we keep passing more laws, now we're drowning in red tape. >> can't drink water the way i want, poop the way i want. >> it is like a disease, a mold. >> get out of my life. >> this magician must have a license for his rabbit? these men were arrested for offering home improvements. >> are you kidding me? >> how is any normal human supposed to understand this and follow it? >> i don't have an answer. >> the constitution says i have a right to bear arms. but where i live, i can't do this legally. capit can't we get through some of this? >> you can get through the red tape so families have a better experience and i can drive a cab. >> welcome. >> all these people are combatants on the war on the little guy. >> certain amount of regulation is good, the problem is they don't stop. >> i would be out of business. >> with every phone call there came more bureaucratic red tape. >> they say laws, endless rules strangle them. >> our government adds thousands of pages are new law every year, on top of 175,000 pages they passed in prior years. this is jus
a situation where young people are sceptical of the law. sceptical of the reforms. they think they will pay for, they think the coverage will be worse and they are increasingly sceptical of the guy who's selling it and that's what's changed. i don't know that the president can gets that credibility back. the interesting thing is the drop in his support came after the revelations about nsa metadata collection and the coverage it got. he hasn't been able to recover among this group since that time. martha: when you look back at the election numbers, when you say did you vote for obama, 55% said yes. the question would you vote for him today, only 40 per s -- onl% say yes. he sold this website that it would be flight their wheel house and they may be disenchanted with that pitch as well. bill: to the irony alert. president obama saying republicans could be responsible for people losing their insurance right before christmas. >> christmastime is no time for congress to tell more than one million of these americans they have lost their unemployment understand. what will happen if congress does n
to not be the case and obama dropped it ready quickly and went to plan. it is a confusing law. when messaging is mixed and and not entirely credible, it really undermines the president posses ability to say, trust us on this. on --dennis is waiting from new mexico honor independent line. good morning, gentlemen. are you dealing with the attack? from the callers. all he is trying to do is answer some questions. you brought up a point earlier that to get on obama's his itside, it almost makes sound like people inside the white house, not -- the left hand is not towing the right- hand what is going on. is this your perception or what is actually going on? it is actually what is going on and it many administrations, it is hard to tell the president bad news. the previous administration had this problem and this one has it. more, and het told is asking these questions will as well, more about the problems evident in the run-up to the rollout, is something he will have to figure out. it is important to understand what he was focusing on during this last six months, also. he had the government shutd
passing more laws. now we are drowning in red tape. >> i can't eat the way i want. i can't drink the water i want. i can't poop the way i want. >> like a disease. like a mold. it just eats you through. >> get out of my life. >> itthis magician has to have license for his rabbit? these men were arrested for offering home improvement. >> how does any normal human supposed to understand this? >> i don't have that answer. >> the constitution says i have a right to bear arms. whe i can't do this legally. >> the good news some cut through the red tape. >> i choose to be a survivor not a victim. >> families have a better experience. even i can drive a cab. >> all of these people are combatant in the war on the little guy. >> a certain amount of regulation is good. the problem is they don't stop. >> i woulden out of business. >> when every phone call there came more bureaucratic red tape. >> law endless rules strangle them. our government adds thousands of new pages of law every year. that is on top of the 17 # 5,000 pages they passed in prior years. >> this is just what you see her just the feder
on the volcker rule and how to implement it. ♪ the house is set to vote on a 10 year extension on a law next weekt to expire on detecting guns through metal detectors. president obama will address the nation with the status of health and the washington post is reporting that the senate is confident they can pass the farm bill. washingtong to journal, december 3, 2013. you have heard about the amazon the faaamazon store to is posted developer rules by 2015 on use of drones and commercial airspace. we want to get your thoughts on whether or not you would support or oppose drone use. here is how you can call in the -- a we that you choose the line the best record since you. if you want to weigh in on social media, three ways you can do so, you can send us a tweet. you can send something to our .acebook page and you can always send this e- mail -- send us e-mail, the faa is already in the process of developing regulations on how drones would be used. they are supposed to be set by 2015. maybe you have seen the video from the cbs piece that ran. about five pounds wou
to people who have law degrees and up and exiting all the way to the supreme court for two decades. our goal if you want to have one base you want to learn about the supreme court, you will come to us, and we will give you link us to tony's articles, to pete's pieces on nbc, and we can be a public good about the supreme court. >> if you would, tell us about how this began. you venture off to create a blog. what was in your mind? >> it was started by accident, as many good things are. amy and i0 years ago, were sitting at our house, and i thought, hey, there is this thing called blogging about which you can start for free, and why don't we start one about the supreme court. the idea being we were practicing in front of the stream court, and my theory was that if we were to develop a web presence about the supreme court that people would look to us and say, gosh, these are the experts, we should hire them for our supreme court case. that was utterly wrong and terribly foolish. it turns out to be not true at all, but that was the idea. we, like so many people, started with that the cost of dist
cornell university and a law degree from cardozo school of law. she worked at a wall street law firm for several years. she taught history in brooklyn while serving as counsel for the president of the united federation of teachers. she served as president for 12 years before her election as aft president in 2008. that ends the biographical portion of the program. as always, we are on the record here. please no live blogging or tweeting or other means of filing well this is underway. there is no embargo on the breakfast. our friends at c-span have agreed not to air video of the session until one hour after the breakfast is over to give reporters time to file. give me a nonthreatening signal and i will call on one and all. low on the subtleties scale, but nonthreatening anyway. the nonthreatening is what i'm concerned about. we will offer our guest the opportunity to make some opening comments and then we will move to questions around the table. thank you for doing this. >> first of all i just want to say thank you for all of you for being here. and thank you for letting me engage in t
-relations republicans will continue to law,tigate the health care holding for hearings today on its rollout. the white house is coming under pressure to hold someone under accountable for the failures. republicans, (202) 585-3881. democrats, (202) 585-3880. all others, (202) 585-3882. let me begin with the new york times story this morning, considering which heads may roll for the website. the white house is under mounting pressure from democrats and close allies to hold a accountable person botched rollout of president obama's signature domestic achievement and determine who should be fired. some of those names are familiar to you have have been watching the hearings on capitol hill as some of them have testified about what went wrong with the rollout and to knew what and when there would be problems. we will go outside of washington. we have for the calls inside the beltway. think? you according to the new york times, the president is under mounting pressure from democrats. numbers. the phone you can also post your comments on and tweet us. times,ng to the new
house hearings on capitol hill. all focused on the president's disastrous health care law. let not your heart be troubled. we know you probably couldn't catch up on the hours of testimony. so we put together the highlights for you. >> individuals are losing coverage they are happy with. the doctors with which they are comfortable. this is a tragedy. >> looking forward, the flaws in the law have proved to be getting worse, not better. >> yesterday i logged into the d.c. exchange where members of congress must go and got on error. >> rome wasn't fwhibuilt in a d >> this is people's lives. people are hurt when they can't get medical care. >> i believe the premise for the hearing today is fundamentally flawed. >> people's health care is compromised when they can't get medical care. >> everybody will get less coverage, higher costs. >> this is serious stuff. >> if you can take the name of obama out of obama care and focus on the benefits, you find the of benefits are widely popular. >> a bill rushed through congress without any serious debate is now directly impacting people's lives. >> mr.
though kentucky has a good website, she is still very weary of this law. her view is still obama care not going to help you win in kentucky. on the other hand in florida, you have charlie crist, now a democrat, running for governor there. he made one of his big issues the medicate expansion which is popular. florida has not allowed the medicaid expansion. and he thinks it's a winning issue with the democrats in florida. >> the website is working better but still underlying issues only just beginning to make head way like identity verification and enkolment data which is leaving some insurers and states like connecticut really uncomfortable and now looking for ways around the federal system, ways to enroll customers directly. this is how the new york times put it. some insurers have been inundated for calls for people who signed up for a health plan only to find the company has no record of it and others saying information was inaccurate or incomplete. this concern has only been building. insurers were alarmed on november 19th when the architect of the website said only 30 to 40% of th
treatment as a powerful option for dealing with those who a broken our laws. my thanks to the navcp for this ambitious undertaking. there are perhaps four or five courts in january 2009, as i arrived to assume these responsibilities at the v.a., and that barry mccaffrey's urging i went to visit judge russell. the power of the veterans court concept right then was clear, undeniable, and compelling, and since that visit v.a. has been your full partner, agreed to bring all its capabilities to bear where ever a judge decided to establish a veterans court, and that offer is still good today. last month v.a.'s justice outreach specialist reported courts and operation throughout the country. an increase of nearly 90% this past year alone, with another dozen or so slated to open for before the end of the year. and so my thanks and congratulations to all of you for what you have done for veterans. in my opinion, we will never be able to do enough for the men and women who have signed on to safeguard our way of life. veterans comprise just over 7% of the entire population of this great countr
care comes as the president will talk about the benefit of this health care law. yesterday, president obama defended the affordable care act and suggested if republicans have better ideas they should bring them to the stable. >> the bottom line is this law is working and will get started with the exchanges, with the marketplaces, so we're not going to walk away from it. if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i will do. i have always said, i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively you got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want to make that clear. >> you know, if what the president said is introduce. then that's a marked change since the first time the health care law went through. the republicans had scores of amendments that harry reid killed. never let him discuss it on the floor. never got a vote on the floor, so if the president now wants to work with republicans as well as democratsed on on this health care bill, who knows, maybe we can move for
. they want the law to mail and they would start bankrupting insurance companies because they break the model. >> the insurance companies may be bankrupt even further. this is deeply cynical. the website works and let's go back to the argument. we are making in the first place. guess what happened if you don't get the young people. not like the exchanges go away. they become a lot more expensive. they won't wind up killing them, they will wound them and guess who will be stuck with the tab. the taxpayer. with the republicans and conservatives are doing is expanding the government. this is big government conservatism. >> it's ironic because the first part is they don't need and don't want, but the argument is that you don't need health insurance seems to be the weakest part of the argument. maybe somebody who is 18 doesn't think they need it, but somebody who is 26 or 25 or getting to the end of that state on your parent, they are starting to get to the age where they think i do need this. >> yes. starting to mature. starting to realize that maybe this invincible thing is what it's cracked up
that the work that the law center is doing, and i want to single out chris owens to say what melt has been doing to end that discrimination against people unemployed and unemployed for a long time. you don't have to add insult to injury for people. you don't have to tell them their's dogging it when they are trying to make their way. with that, i recognize congresswoman moore, congresswoman spear and we have congresswoman maloney. we've got to move fast. we don't know when votes are coming up. let's get all the questions in. >> thank you, madam co-chair. i know lisa and vera are frightened, but i find their testimonies very, very frightening and intimidating for the whole country. these people are master electricians, microbiologist, bachelor degree with a lot of executive experience and they are unemployed for a long time. what about those people who don't have their skillset? i'm sorry i missed so much of their testimony. i was perusing through their testimony. they say they've been looking for anything, part-time work, the extent to which they have been willing to accept jobs for half as much
to you for tuning in. >>> tonight's lead, it's starting to work. since the health care law went into effect two months ago, republicans have been on overdrive rooting for its failure. but after a rocky start, we're seeing huge improvements to the website and an end to the right wing's talking points. 100,000 americans chose insurance plans through the federal exchange in november. nearly four times as many people as signed up the month before. hundreds of thousands more getting coverage through the state-run programs. 91,000 people have signed up for insurance in new york. 98,000 enrolled in washington state. and nearly 80,000 in california. and 48,000 in kentucky. yes, there are problems with the website. but they're getting fixed. the site now works more than 90% of the time. it can handle 50,000 visitors at once. and 800,000 visits per day. according to the administration. and that's good. because the demand is staggering. just today 375,000 people visited these are real people who can finally get coverage. >> this weekend, some positive signs. >> everything w
them for, was their record of the least productive congress anybody had seen until then. 395 laws passed by the do-nothing congress. in modern times, we have sank to a whole new low. in the newt gingrich era -- remember that midterm election in bill clinton's first term, the republican revolution when they took the house for first time in a generation, the dozens of seats, that congress put the harry truman do-nothing congress to shame, passing only 88 laws in 1995. that is on record as the least productive congress in the united states, 1995. but now, oh, baby, usa! usa! new record! right now, john boehner's congress, this congress right now has passed fewer than 60 public laws in the whole year. unless some miracle happens in the roughly five minutes that john boehner plans to have congress working between now and the end of the year, we are about to set a new, all-time record, an all-time american record, since the history of our country, about to set a new all-time record for the size of the ratio between what we pay these guys and what they do. it's kind of easy to see what h
with the wisdom to respond with whatever policies and laws might be needed to ensure greater peace and security in our land. bless us this day and every day and may all that is done be for your greater honor and glory. amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house her pproval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1 the journal stands approved. for what purpose does the gentleman from montana seek recognition? mr. daines: mr. speaker, pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, i demand a vote on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it, the journal stands approved. for what purpose does the gentleman from montana seek recognition? mr. daines: madam speaker, i object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not present and i make a point of order that a quorum is not present. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this questi
on the health care law and website. this is 40 minutes. or satellite provider. now, >> and for a closer look at the ongoing efforts to get the health care site working. we go to a health care reporter and ms. ethridge let's start with the briefing on fixing the federal exchange website. what was your takeaway from that? >> the department official health and human services think they have hit the deadline for making the website work for most people by november 30th. they have done a management overhaul. it is up and running most of time up from 43%. the error rate is down to 1% and the wait time is seconds. >> and we read a bit of this from the wall street journal today. obamacare mission accomplished. was this a mission accomplish type briefing there? >> it wasn't a mission accomplish thing because they did a huge emphasis on we have a lot of work to do. this is by no-means a perfect system. we have it to where we want it. but there is going to be problems and things need to be fixed. this is an ongoing process to make it work better and better. and they acknowledge parts of the website need
intelligence laws, the practices that our intelligence and liaison agencies are engaged in need to be subject to vigorous oversight, as transparent as possible. there needs to be public buy-in to what governments are doing to keep the citizens safe. i don't think there has been enough public discussion. edward snowden's acts are despicable. he's been charged and should return to this country and face those charges. stealing classifying information, the type he stole, is not okay with me period. what came from that is a public conversation we should have had a decade ago about practices and procedures that the government should engage in to keep us safe. what people understand better, what metadata is, that it's not a view into personal lives, but it's an insurance policy in case someone else, who may look and sound like them is engaged in bad stuff. once people understand that, they will support that. my difference with mike rogers is that our intelligence communities are not the bad guys. no, they are not. can they operate in a way that has wider public acceptance in you bet. >> in an articl
who asked you environmental law far long time. please, do what you can to work with the administration. so we don't have overlapping of potentially inconsistent regulations. very frustrating for the public. we want it to be done responsibly and in a way people can understand. thank you for being here. thank you, mr. chairman. >> thank you, mr. peters. >> the gentle mab from arizona. >> thank you. i only had two things i wanted to walk through. everyone in the committee with us here yesterday. i'm sorry, you're going hear the same stheem again. the large data bases that are used particularly in things like pm10 which is a big deal in the desert, southwest we have the thing called dirt. without grass on it. so it really does affect our lives. down to the individual -- because you and i know with all other type of data. you are a social an throw polks when you were being vetted and doing your review of data. you got down to the line item. if there was something personal you do a nonidentifier number. you strip the personal data and put them up on websites where it's a egalitarian. if a c
. plus, with the website working better and enrollment on the rise, we'll ask one of the law's architects where obama care goes from here. and it's been ten years since i took over the anchor chair here. it's been quite a ride. we'll look back at some of our favorite moments from the last ten years. all right now on fox news sunday. and hello again from fox news in washington. this is a national day of prayer and reflection in south africa. as that nation continues to mourn the man many consideits father. south africans gathereded at makeshift shrines who died thursday at the age of 95. gregg is live outside mandela's home in johannesburg with the latest. >> chris, which was supposed to be that national day of prayer and reflection and in fact, at churches and synagogues across the country were filled with people marking the day, but here in what was the home neighborhood of nelson mandela, the mood here is anything but solemn. in fact, it is festive. take a look at what we saw, what we heard. they chanteded, blacks, whites and all races. young and old. it seems important for all to be as
-span. treasury secretary jacob lew gave update on the dodd-frank regulation law. speaking at an event hosted by the pew charitable trust, secretary said the obama administration would press for more comprehensive global financial regulation in up coming g20 summit in australia. >> good morning everyone and thank you so much for joining us for this very special event. little housekeeping before i get started. please once secretary lew finish his remarks, stay seated. @&c"pe hosting this 76th secretary of the united states treasury jack lew. it has become a major influential voice on many of the toughest issues confronting society today. throughout 65 year history, pew has remain faithful to the guiding principle. tell the truth, and trust the people. be it healthcare, be it environment, economic mobility, pew has spoken truth to power to improve the lives of millions of people throughout the world. of course almost two years ago, pew along with the c.f.a. institute cofounded the council. which sought to give voice to the people's interest. i'm particularly pleased secretary lew will be speaki
the work force earlier? >> i think it's starting right now. for example, law schools are reducing sizes of classes and several prominent business schools did not raise enough applications last year to start a first year class. for example, george mason university did not have a first year class here in virginia. and, you know, i know my program, my part-time program, which is our bread and butter, our enrollment is down. you've got to deliver jobs and value in the end. i don't think that's happening. >> that's smart. every time unemployment numbers come out, smart economists say, wait a second. the real measure here is work force participation. what percentage of american whose can work, who want to work, are working? why isn't that the number the government releases and that we use as our common currency of this conversation? >> it does release it, right alongside the unemployment numbers but the press is just interested in the unemployment number because it's a sexy number, one we've used over tile. like the headline number for the cpi or the core number for the cpi and people are awa
decision made by a private company and dcms everybody by law to say that from anything in the payment arrangements between private health insurance plans and health care provided. but i do see them as we use the authority it has to which are adequate provided networks are this all medicare advantage plans 12 ensure beneficiaries havofaccess to health care serv. so let me ask you, since they are no longer part of the specific medicare advantage network, what suggestions would you offer them. my understanding is more than 90% of physicians in america are willing to accept new patients under the traditional medicare program. so it's moving to traditional medicare an option for them right now? >> moving back to the original medicare is an option right now are moving to another medicare advantage plan. it's orange than most of those positions and most of the hospitals or other providers that have been dropped from united or other managed care networks are in of the medicare advantage networks or are in as you said in the original medicare program. so this happens every year to some extent,
obama care media blitz does continue and today president obama will focus his message on the laws and the benefits for people with pre-existing medical conditions. this as the white house announces some 56,000 people and their successful enrollment in coverage during exchanges. that's more than double the enrollees for the entire month of october and all of this as the administration ramps up, too, december 23rd and the enrollment deadline for january 1st coverage, jim mcdermott, senior member of the house, ways and means committee. >> as we look back at the calendar, it was two weeks ago when they assembled this team, the senate and house strike teams and what was their task versus the daily barrage of messages that we'll see on tap from the white house. can you explain the difference? >> it looks to me like it's all one plan because you really have to keep pushing and letting people know and try and build momentum in the public the real problem here is public education, if you have never had health insurance before, you don't know how it works and you've never applied for it and
director of the law project since january 2, 2008. she has worked at the afl-cio, she is focused on minimum wage, living wage, pay equity for women. many issues we are pursuing around this country through our membership. we want to introduce each of the witnesses first or do we want to have them testify one at a time? >> we would ask you to make your statement brief so we can get to all the witnesses. >> we really appreciate the committee holding this important hearing today on what is an urgent matter for millions of americans. who will lose their unemployment benefits over the holidays. more than 3 million by the first of july if congress fails to act to remove the emergency unemployment program. a written statement is in the record and i will keep my statements brief. i want to emphasize that although the economy has improved, it is far from a healthy economy that provides job opportunities for all who need and want to work, particularly the long-term unemployed. unemployment remains higher than it was before the recession and it has kicked down a little bit since the last time the progr
. it will treat everyone equally under the law, it will help parents control their children's future and their education, it will help creators have more jobs for workers. it will treat you the same way everyone else, the matter the color of your skin, what part of town you comfort. we have tried the bailouts, excessive taxation. it has not worked. it does not work. we will try a new approach. you can meet your new challenges as you rebuild your cities, it will endure and prevail. i promise you that i will work you do we do that. thank you very much. [applause] >> it is my job to sort hundreds of questions and tried to get them into some kind of order. i will start locally with a student question. what made you take interest in detroit's issues? >> they are in the news. i think about it from two different perspectives. i will be honest with you. i am about politician, i'm a republican, i want votes. our party needs or votes and they are not getting more out of detroit. i am a physician and i want to diagnose problems and come up with solutions. in the past, a lot of times republicans
. >> as a loyalist to the president, as somebody who is behind this law and worked hard with the team to get it passed, do you want to see somebody held accountable for this disastrous rollout? >> my view is that i can't make the decision whether or not it's best to fire somebody because ultimately this lies on the president's shoulders. we can't fire the president. >> you're saying if anybody should be held accountable, it should be barack obama? >> absolutely. >> the buck stops there. and we hrerd when he was running for president -- and we heard when he was running for president, beware, this is somebody who never had any executive experience. he's never run anything. now here we have rolled this out and it has been terrible. and he only met kathleen sebelius, it wasn't even one on one but face-to-face one time. this was his signature achievement. i think next time, a word to kathleen sebelius -- i know you're watching -- if you want to see the president more often, learn how to golf. at the same time i think he golfed 100 times. >> but is that okay with you? this is the signature plan of
of stories i hear when talking to americans, who every day remind us that we enact this law in the first place not only to offer good health insurance for america, but to -- it is about not only health care, it is about the good health of all americans. we have had a busy day so far. that is why we are coming in now. democrats held a hearing on the impending expiration of a lifeline that many americans depend on, unemployment insurance. the ranking member of the ways and means committee has been championing this issue every day for a very long time. we had witnesses that spoke passionately to the shared stories of the 1.3 million americans who will be cutoff from federal unemployment compensation right in the middle of the holidays. of thousands of americans who rely on these benefits will lose them. up to 2 million children can be impacted by the loss of these benefits. 1.9 million more americans will lose their benefits in the first half of next year. it is essential that we extend benefits. unemployment benefits remain one of the best ways to grow the economy in a very immediate way.
battles against the contraception mandate in the law. the court agreed to a second challenge from it craft store hobby lobby. >> two members of the cia who witnessed the benghazi terror attacks testified today about the response of the night of september 11th last r. it shows they were already on high alert. four americans including ambassador chris stevens was killed. martin bashir is on vacation. he made remarks about sara balin on air last month was not disciplined. he said she should be forced to endure slavery like conditions. others say he has been temporarily suspended. >>> giant's redskins game the nfl says the headlines man incorrectly motioned for a first down causing them to think they had a it first down. they turned the ball over on the next play giving the giants a 24-17 victory. the seattle seahawks looking to clinch the first nfc playoff spots taking on the new orleans saints. finding zach miller for the 60 yard gain. a few plays later putting seattle up 17-0. that is how it would go for the rest of the game. the first playoff spot. >> the 88 foot tall capital christmas tre
of underpaid woman and the president who passed a pay equity law walk into a bar -- okay, you see where i'm going with this. short of bringing about world peace before he leaves office, the affordable care act will loom large in the president's legacy, as the singular accomplishment of his two terms. and now following the relaunch of a new and improved and fully operational website, the president is not only owning it, but doubling down. and putting a bright spotlight on the obama in obama care. this week, the white house announced that it is going to be all aca, every day, from now until december 2rd, enrollment deadline for coverage on january 1st. starting with the president himself, who has been pulling his best, you know, hustling almost every day this week, to make the hard sale on the affordable care act. this was his pitch on tuesday. >> i'm going to need some help in spreading the word. i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, about its protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends, tell your family. do not let the initial prob
of our borders the nsa is more aggressive. it is not constrained by laws. posing some self- restraint on the nsa. to initiate some reports that can give people more confidence. with does president obama chris matthews at the american university. of wwe are at let's read some comments -- you can join the conversation by calling in this morning. the numbers are -- another big story making the news this morning in "the washington post," -- lori montgomery reports -- joining us to talk about some of these issues on capitol hill is the news editor at "the hill" newspaper. thank you for joining us this morning. guest: thank you for having me. "the washington post" stated, we are expecting a budget deal to come out this week. what is it going to look like? guest: it is not going to be the grand bargain that has dominated the discussion over the past five years. hikes.looking at tax they are also not looking at significant cuts to medicare, security,or social which are areas republicans say needs to be done. instead we are looking at pretty small things and haggling over w
and for everybody who supports this law, for the republicans, it was just something to kind of, you know -- something to complain about. they don't want the whole thing to work. they have been trying to get it to fail from the beginning and up until today. and all these different ways, trying to sabotage this law. and look, they're against it, you know. i'm sure it might be the same on the other foot. but they won't stop. >> what surprises me about this, josh, is that the republicans knew that the white house had the wherewithal, the resources, that they could get to go make this work. why do they continue to double down on saying it wasn't going to work? i mean, eventually it's all going to come together. now that they've met this deadline, where does this leave him with tweets like what senator cornyn did? >> you know, i think they're probably right. you know, they say you never get a second chance for, you know, a first introduction or whatever the phrase is. so i think, you know, this isn't -- they're not out of the woods yet for the white house. but look, this has always been a matt
the speed limit. william rockefeller jr. wasn't completely focused according to law enforcement officials and rail union chief. the engineer said he slipped into a daze just before the crash. >> he zoned out. had one of those whoa where you drive the car, stair at the same thing so long. he zoned. he caught himself but too late. >> tuesday the ntsb said alcohol tests for rockefeller and the crew came back negative. they wouldn't comment on his state of mind but found no sign of mechanical trouble. >> there's no indication the brake systems were not functioning properly. >> just two weeks before the crash the ntsb says rockefeller switched from night shift to day shift. he clocked in sunday 5:04 a.m. second day of a workweek. he typically worked nine how are shifts and was supposed to make two round trips that day. >> there's indication he would have gotten full restored sleep. >> rockefeller hasn't been seen publicly since the crash. the former supervisor and friend came to his defense. >> it was everyday practices for him. >> there's been a tremendous amount of work ov
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